Monday, August 22, 2016

Sakshi to be India's flagbearer at Olympics closing ceremony

Live: Yogeshwar Dutt suffers shock defeat in first round of 65 kg freestyle: Welcome to our coverage of Day 16 of the Rio Games. Yogeshwar Dutt lost his opening bout against Ganzorig Mandakhnaran of Mongolia in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling.


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Urjit Patel to take over as  central bank's new head is the top story in almost all the dalies this morning. "Continuity signal for Mint Road", Urjit Patel, who proposed inflation-targeting and monetary policy  committee, gets three-year term as RBI's 24th governor" leades the Business Standard.

Referring to Kashmir situation The Pioneer quotes former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as saying "Kashmir needs political, not administrative solution". "Jammu and Kashmir opposition seeks President's intervention" writes The Statesman.

The Asian Age and The Indian Express carry photographs of Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrating after wining a gold medal in the men's 4X100 metre relay. The caption above the photograph in the Asian Age says "lightning Bolt". "Jamaican completes triple treble" says the paper.

On Olympic medallist PV. Sindhu The Hindustan Times writes "Andhra, Telangana rivalry enriches Sindu by crores."

Under the headline "Indian sports' ground reality" the Mail Today writes that the city's showcase Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is in  shambles, reflecting the state of facilities behind a trickle of medals.

The Times of India reports a pack of dogs mauled a 65 year-old woman to death on a Thiruvananthapuram beach on Firday, sparking outrage across Kerala and forcing CM Pinarayi Vijayan to assure he'll take steps to curb stray dog menace.

And finally, Some good news from the Maoist violence scarred Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The red belt gram sabhas rake in crores. Well, The Statesman reports that the tribal families there have earned 30,000-50,000 rupees  each in just 10-15 days selling tendu leaves used to roll bidis. The gram Sabha in the area have, so far, registered a profit of 35 crore rupees from the sale this season, according to the data with the state forest department.

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